Oil and gas workers feel ‘under appreciated’

Professionals in the oil and gas industry feel “under appreciated” as pay rises have failed to keep up with inflation. The claim was made by Change Recruitment, whose report showed […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Professionals in the oil and gas industry feel “under appreciated” as pay rises have failed to keep up with inflation.

The claim was made by Change Recruitment, whose report showed more than a quarter of oil and gas workers felt they were not appreciated by their company and 75% confessed to job hunting.

It also showed two thirds (73%) of people felt they would be paid better if they worked for a different organisation and more than half (54%) thought benefits would be better if they quit and worked for someone else.

Laura Drysdale, Change Recruitment’s international managing director said: “The failure of pay rises to keep pace with inflation ultimately amounts to a backwards step in earnings for employees. It is really disappointing to see that only one in ten organisations have the appropriate structures in place to assess pay… It is important that workers know what their market value is so that they know they are getting a fair deal.”